Egypt's outgoing president decrees sexual harassment a crime

June 6, 2014 6:14 PM

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Egypt's outgoing president decrees sexual harassment a crime

CAIRO, Egypt -- Egypt's outgoing president on Thursday decreed sexual harassment a crime punishable by up to five years in prison, a much-anticipated move toward combating the abuse deeply rooted in this Mideast country.

The decree was among several last-minute decisions by President Adly Mansour who is to hand over power on Sunday to president-elect, Egypt's former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

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